So yet another Member of Parliament has hit the headlines over their expenses, in this case Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports. Immediately there comes a call from a Labour Member of Parliament, John Mann, for a full investigation.
If there is to be an investigation of Miller, then should there not be an investigation about another Member of Parliament accused of ‘wrong behaviour’ and in whose case many of the allegations are marked ‘not completed’? Logically, should not investigations into an old case be completed prior to starting investigations into a new one? When considering the cost of the investigations that have yet to be completed should not we, who have funded those incomplete investigations, now insist on ‘closure’, thereby gaining ‘value for money’?
Footnote: As I write it has just been announced that Mann has just reported Miller to the Standards Commissioner.